Evil Dead Rise is an upcoming horror film written and directed by Lee Cronin, and will be the fifth film of the Evil Dead franchise overall.


The film was initially teased by Sam Raimi while promoting The Grudge in early 2020, stating that himself, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell were working with a "young filmmaker" (refraining from revealing the name) who was writing and directing the next Evil Dead project. It would not be until June 8th, 2020 that Bruce Campbell would reveal the writer/director of the film (Lee Cronin) and the film's working title of Evil Dead Now while giving an interview with Empire magazine. Campbell revealed that his character of Ash Williams would be absent from the film, and that it's story would be completely stand alone and not connected to the original trilogy, Ash vs Evil Dead, or the 2013 film directed by Fede Alvarez.

In an interview with Diabolique magazine released on June 23rd, 2020, Bruce Campbell revealed that following a new draft of the script, the film had been re-titled to Evil Dead Rise, and hoped it would be in production by 2021. Campbell also stated that the film would not take place in a cabin like the previous films.

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